Application of Bradford’s Law on journal citations: A study of Ph.D. theses in social sciences of University of Delhi

Singh, K P ; Dabas, Bebi


The study covers 260 Ph.D. theses submitted during 1995-2008 that have a total of 9,997 references scattered in 934 journals. The study found that the journal Economic & Political Weekly is the most cited journal with 22.8% citations, followed by The Punjab Past and Present with 1.80% citations. Bradford’s law of scattering fits to the present study.


Bradford’s Law of Scattering;Social Science literature;Core journals;Journals citations;University of Delhi

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